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HEAT publishes three annual reports, corresponding with educational Levels 2 to 4+, to investigate the impact of the outreach and inreach delivered by its members on the progression and success of it participants.

  • Report 1: Level 2* – Key Stage 4 attainment with school comparison
  • Report 2: Level 3* – Key Stage 5 with school and college comparison, Progression to Level 3 in school or college and Level 3 completion
  • Report 3: Level 4+ – Access to Higher Education, Continuation and attainment in Higher Education, Progression to postgraduate studies and Employment
  • Report 1a: Level 2* – Optional re-run based on a subset of participants available
  • Report 2a: Level 3* – Optional re-run based on a subset of participants available
  • Report 3a: Level 4+* – Access to Higher Education contextualised with prior attainment at KS4 and KS5 (based on a linked dataset joining National Pupil Database, Individual Learner Record and HESA outcomes)

*underlying dataset not available

Report 1 (Level 2) Attainment at Key Stage 4

We produce Report 1 to ascertain the impact of outreach delivered by our members on Key Stage 4 attainment.

 

Research suggests that attainment at Key Stage 4 has a profound impact on progression to HE and our members work with many schools to provide pre-16 attainment-raising outreach activities.

 

Report 1 compares the Key Stage 4 attainment of HEAT outreach participants with their school average by matching HEAT data with the Department for Education (DfE) Key Stage 4 data.

 

To read more, download the latest Key Stage 4 Performance report (Report 1), using an aggregate dataset from all matched HEAT member data. Individual HEAT members can access their institution specific Report 1 in the HEAT File Store (subject to sufficient sample size).

 

We have worked with Make Happen, one of the Uni Connect members, to create a practical example demonstrating the potential of Report 1 when used optimally.

Report 2 (Level 3) Attainment at Key Stage 5

The HEAT dataset is matched with the Department for Education National Pupil Database (NPD) to compare the Key Stage 5 attainment of HEAT outreach participants with their school or college average.

 

A new Key Stage 5 Performance report (Report 2), based an aggregate data from all HEAT members, will soon be available to download from the File Store. Individual members can access their institution specific Report 2 in the HEAT File Store (subject to sufficient sample size).

Report 3 (Level 4+) Progression to Higher Education

Report 3 looks at the effect of outreach delivered by our members on the Higher Education student lifecycle, from access to HE through to employment.

 

For this report the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) match our participant database to their data on enrolment, continuation and attainment, and progression into postgraduate study or employment. This allows us to look at the outcomes of our outreach and inreach participants against the full student lifecycle, from access to employment.

 

Our latest HE Provider HEAT-HESA Track Impact Report (based on HE entry up to 2021/22) found that:

 

  • Students who took part in an intensive package of outreach consisting of at least eight contact hours are 12.5 percentage points more likely to enter Higher Education than a closely matched group of students who took part in less than three hours of outreach.
  • In particular, Further Education students appear to benefit from participating in intensive outreach with those in receipt being more than 17 percentage points more likely to enter Higher Education than their peers in receipt of little to no outreach.
  • Once in Higher Education, outreach participants show similar continuation and degree attainment success rates to the national average.

To find out more, please visit the HE Provider HEAT-HESA Track Impact Report.

 

You can also read the latest Uni Connect HEAT-HESA Track Impact Report, which uses data recorded by all Uni Connect Partnerships using HEAT.

 

Members are also able to interrogate their HESA Track data via our HESA Track Power BI Dashboard.

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